Penticton pair accused in murder of woman granted bail
PENTICTON – An accused killer in Penticton and her alleged accomplice have been granted bail.
Grace Elinor Robotti, 65, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Roxanne Lynn Louie.
The 26 year old Vancouver woman went missing while visiting family, including Robotti, in the south Okanagan over Christmas.
Louie’s body was found in a wooded area near Naramata on January 12th.
Grace’s brother, Pier Louis Robotti, 61, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and performing an indignity on a human body.
The alleged circumstances of Louie’s murder were revealed in court during the bail hearing but are subject to a publication ban.
The Robotti’s bail conditions include each having to post a $25,000 surety. They are also subject to a curfew and must not contact each other or Grace’s daughter or Louie’s three year old son.
Outside the courthouse, a spokesperson for Louie’s family expressed disappointment at the granting of bail.
“It’s really frustrating and I think the most heartbreaking part of this is we can’t expect anything better,” says Laurie Wilson.